When a cloud suddenly passes before the afternoon sun, it brings with it a sudden shift in mood—as if the change in light has momentarily altered the way the day feels. That’s the effect Giovanni Francesca has on melody. One moment, he’s delivering a straight-forward modern jazz piece; the next, that same piece has become moody with cinematic ambiance, or has taken a wide turn into the blues, or simply explodes with an electric force. His 2015 release Rame was one of the best things to hit the shelves that year. His 2020 follow-up proves that his guitar magic has lost none of its power.
ENG daily.bandcamp.com, Dave Sumner (aug.2020)